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What the French elections reveal about young Eurosceptics – POLITICO

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Are the oldies saving French President Emmanuel Macron?

In stark contrast to the Eurosceptic older voters pushing for Brexit in Britain, older voters in France appear to have aligned themselves with the liberal, pro-EU incumbent, while many younger voters backed the far left Jean-Luc Mélenchon and Marine Le Pen far right.

The fact that Le Pen has in the past openly advocated France’s exit from the European Union and that Mélenchon has never hidden his Eurosceptic leanings raises the question of whether France’s youth have lost faith in the European project. However, a closer look at the age group distribution of the first round results reveals a more differentiated picture.

Here are eight charts to help explain voting behavior by age group in the first round of Sunday’s French presidential election and what it means for the April 24 runoff.

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